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ERIC Number: EJ848713
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1056-7879
Predictors of Academic Achievement for Elementary Teacher Education Students in Turkey
Buyukozturk, Sener
International Journal of Educational Reform, v13 n4 p388-402 Fall 2004
Studies examining the important predictors of academic achievement of elementary teacher education students help us to understand the predictors of student achievement. These studies (House, 2000b; Ting & Bryant, 2001; Zheng, Saunders, Shelley, & Whalen, 2002)focus on the relationship between academic achievement and a number of cognitive as well as noncognitive variables. Cognitive variables include high school achievement, standard aptitude tests, and university admission examinations. Noncognitive variables, often called psychosocial variables, include psychological, cultural, and social characteristics. In Turkey, in order to enroll in undergraduate programs, students are required to take a centralized exam, the University Entrance Exam (UEE), which measures general academic aptitude and mental reasoning. The assumption here is that the UEE places students into programs where they can be successful. This study investigates the relationship between current academic achievement and previous academic achievement such as high school grade point average (HSGPA), UEE, attitudes toward the teaching profession (ATTEACH), integration into the university environment (INTEG), gender (GENDER), high school type (HSTYPE), accommodation type (ACCOM), weekly study hours (WSHOURS), travel to campus (TRAVEL), and some psychological variables. It also determines the important predictors of academic achievement of sophomore and senior students in classroom teacher education programs within elementary education departments at faculties of education in Turkey. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey